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Woody Gap to Ramrock Mountain & the Gooch Mountain Shelter

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Woody Gap, 15 miles north of Dahlonega, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 11 2017  7:00 am >> Sat, Nov 11 2017 2:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Nov 9 2017 5:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 11 2017 6:30 am
Event Duration:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gary Hubert
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This Appalachian Trail hike treks from Woody Gap to Ramrock Mountain, Gooch Gap and the Gooch Mountain AT shelter. It’s a popular day hike on the AT for its stunning summit views and easy accessibility. The trail grabs views from Woody Gap before the hike even begins. The trail also offers excellent views at Ramrock Mountain and treks through an old growth forest near Gooch Gap before reaching the Gooch Mountain shelter at 5.2 miles.  We will have lunch at the Gooch Mountain Shelter before returning back to our cars the way we came.  Total elevation gain is approximately 2000 feet. The pace will be moderate with a few stops at the scenic overlooks.  

Required Items to Bring:

2 liters or more of water
Trail food/lunch
Hiking boots or shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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You may wish to bring
Hiking Poles- for balance
Change of shoes and shirt for drive back

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

North on GA 400 from the park and ride. When GA 400 ends at the Chevron station make a left onto US-19/GA60 until you reach Dahlonega. From Dahlonega, take GA 60 north for 15 miles until you reach the parking lot on the top of the mountain at Woody Gap. 

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $48.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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